Thursday, May 19, 2011

Disney World, Birthday, It's a Girl, Anniversary, Big Girl, Baby Girl


First, I just want to point out the date of this post. I started it back in May, but didn't finish it til the end of July. Um, yeah.

So, just some super duper quick bullet points because I should really update but I really don't feel like it and I'm really tired. So here goes.
  • We went to Disney World back in March for Macy's 2nd birthday. We came back two days early. Enough said.
  • Her Minnie Mouse birthday party turned out well though. Good times.
  • We found out that we're having another GIRL, who will be here any day now!
  • Burin and I celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary back in May (although we've been together for, you know, 11 years).
  • Macy is in a big girl bed now (as of May) and potty trained (as of June). Growing up so fast. :(
  • Did I mention, Baby Girl will be here ANY DAY NOW. Of course, she deserves her own post when she gets here, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hello Blog.

Hello, Blog. You're yellow, Blog. Hello, yellow Mr. Blog.


Wow! Where have I been? I think I have lost my blogging-ness. YKWIM? And this post is making no sense whatsoever so far.

But exciting things have been happening over the last couple of months! First and foremost - Macy is going to be a big sister! Baby #2 will be here around late July, and we should find out on March 21 whether it's a boy or a girl. I've always thought I wanted a boy and a girl, but the closer it gets, I think I'd really love for Macy to have a little sister. But, it'll be exciting either way. I'm just not going to know what to do with a boy!

In other news, we have a trip to Disney World coming up! This visit to the mouse house will kind of be several things wrapped into one - a honeymoon that we never went on, our first big family vacation, Macy's 2nd birthday trip, a get-away before Baby #2 gets here. I think it'll be... interesting... but we're looking forward to it!

And as mentioned, Macy will turn two years old in about ten days. How did that happen? No, seriously, where did the last two years go? So in addition to trip planning, I've also been party planning, and still don't have a date set quite yet. I've got the theme though! And it has something to do with.. a girly mouse.

Perhaps one day soon I will come back and update on our trip and party, and maybe include pics and stuff. Sadly, my camera currently has a layer of dust on it about 3/4 of an inch thick.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

{18 months and other random October things.}

Really? It's been like two and a half months since I last updated? I must lead a really boring life; need to work on that. Help?

Since there's never anything to write about except the little munchkin, I figured I'd post about her being, well, 18 months. We went for a checkup a couple of weeks ago and she looks great. Her stats are as follows:

Height: 31.75 inches

Weight: 23 lbs 7 oz

Head circ: 46 cm

So that means in the past six months, she has gained about 2.5 pounds and is 2.75 inches taller. She is still in a size 3 diaper (size 4 at night), but she has gone up a shoe size to a size 6. She is in 18 month clothing - mostly. I have a feeling it will be hard to buy jeans for her this fall, because the 18 month size is too big in the waist, and the 12 month ones fit in the waist, but the legs are too short. Guess I'll need to really do some shopping around.

She can say 75+ words. I've kind of stopped keeping track as far as writing them down.

We got Macy a school bus slide thing for her 18 month 'birthday.' We would have waited until Christmas to get it for her as a big gift, but since she had started to climb up on everything, we decided to to ahead and get it for her so she could get some practice, both on climbing and sliding. She goes up and down about 4,058 times a day.

I signed Macy up for Kindermusik recently, which we have been going to for the past month or so? I enjoy going to it. And I think Macy does? Maybe? I'm not really sure. Because she wanders around most of the time and then about halfway through gets whiny and wants to go. Seriously? She's never around other kids except at Kindermusik and there's songs to be sung and all kinds of fun stuff to do (I think she does enjoy all that though) and it gets us out of the house for a little while, so I don't really understand why she always wants to go after we sing the welcome song. Attention span of a fly, I tell ya. Anyway, I do plan on signing up for next semester too.

And it is now October, which means we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to the Nowell family, who will be here very soon! October is my favorite month - fall, fair, festivals, birthday, friends' birthdays, and Halloween! Still trying to decide on a costume for Macy. I'm leaning strongly towards either a ladybug or Alice (in Wonderland). We will see. I probably will not take her trick-or-treating around the neighborhood since she is still so little, but we will probably go to the trunk-or-treat at the park the Thursday before Halloween. Oh! And another thing I look forward to is starting a tradition of going to the pumpkin patch and going on a hayride and taking pics in fields of pumpkins and choosing one to bring home! Eeps!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is more for my record than anything else really, but I just wanted to post Macy's words at 16 months! She has picked up a lot since her 12-month list!


*baby (which could mean baby, belly button, or the iPad)
*nigh-nigh (night-night)
*boo (balloon)
*ah-doe (all done)
*daw-bay (strawberry)
*new-me! (for excuse me! after she burps) -my personal fave right now :)
*bye-bye tee-tee! (when we flush)
*bop bop bop! (for hop hop hop like a bunny)
*cacka (cracker)
*why-why (Super Why and french fry)
*dooooo (close.. as in close the door)
*bow (bowl)
*way (rain)
*gop! (cup)
*gah (car)
*guh (girl)
*goga (yogurt)
*shoe (can't really spell how she pronounces it!)
*pea (peach)
*the-the (for paci or sassy as I sometimes call it)
*bah! (bath without the 'th')
*co-co (color.. as in color with crayons)
*day dow! (lay down)
*Poppyyyy! (my dad), Da-da (Dottie, which I think she just confuses with the word daddy), and Kee (Chris).... although she doesn't really call any of them by name yet
*and just today she said "day-doooo" (thank you) when I gave her a cracker


*Mo-Mo yu nai? (Mo-Mo where are you?)
*bai baow (let's go)
*and she will put her hands together for the Thai greeting "sawatdee ka"



Also, something interesting that we've noticed is that she has translated a couple of words. The other day I told her to drink some water and she said "naam" (which is of course Thai for 'water'). And then Burin sometimes distracts her by holding her and going around to all the windows to look outside for Moby, and he says "mei mee" (which roughly means 'he's not there'), and she says, "no MoMo." I just find this fascinating, but I think that it is common for bilingual babies to do that.

I love that she is talking more, and she will try to repeat almost anything I ask her to. So fun!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{Strawberry Girl}

(Yes, I cut off her name. She moves too fast. And no, she won't smile for the camera.)

Macy loves strawberries. Loves them. Asks for them by name. By the name of "daw-bay," that is. And she cannot say "daw-bay" without a smile on her face. Every time we open the refrigerator, she says "daw-bay! daw-bay daw-bay daw-bay!" She will eat strawberries any time of the day - morning, noon, or night. Whenever you put one in her face, she will eat it.

So, since she loves them so much, what did I have to do? Get her a daw-bay shirt, of course! I headed on over to Etsy (Etsy never fails), and came across this children's t-shirt shop called ispotyou, and had to immediately put my order in for a personalized strawberry t-shirt! It is so cute and well-made, and I look forward to shopping there more in the future when she has a new favorite obsession!